1743 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2009 7:32 PM by PT
Highlight photos you want to hide. Then click the "Hide" button located at the bottom of iPhoto (should be by edit, rotate, flag, etc)...or hit command + L (does the same thing). Now they are hidden.
To unhide, simply click up on the top: View > Hidden Photos and they will pop back up with an X on them, indicating they are flagged to hide (if you click on View > Hidden Photos to uncheck it, then they'll hide again).
If you want to unhide them for good, after you've clicked View > Hidden Photos to bring them back, just highlight them again and hit the Hide button (or command + L).
Hiding will work but there's no security to it. She can easily unhide them herself.
You can make a second Library:
Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library' and make your project there.
Managing Multiple Libraries - including moving pics/albums/rolls and metadata between them - is greatly facilitated by using iPhoto Library Manager
As Terence already pointed out, your best option may be to create an alternate iPhoto library and just pick an obscure place on your hard drive where she won't run across it (some place several layers deep in a folder structure.
You would just have to open the alternative library, close it when done, then re-open iPhoto to point it back to the original library so she doesn't accidentally open the surprise library.